It’s hard to believe, but New Belgium has already been in DC for over 6 months. It seems like just yesterday we broke the news that New Belgium was launching in the mid Atlantic. Since then, it has been a steady ramp-up for New Belgium. Initially, the likes of Fat Tire and Ranger were hitting shelves everywhere, but as of late it seems as though we are getting a steady supply of the one-offs and seasonal releases as well. Perhaps that’s an indication of the District’s response to New Belgium products in general?

At any rate, new and seasonal beers are outselling any other “style” in America right now and RFD has a few new ones for ya. Many of these will be featured at RFD’s New Belgium beer dinner on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012. Tickets are $60 per person, including tax and gratuity. Doors open for cocktail hour at 6pm, and the first course will be served at 7pm. You can buy tickets here: The menu is below!

Cocktail Hour
Fat Tire Amber Ale and Shift Pale Lager
Served with Assorted Cheeses

1st Course
Salad of Mixed Greens with candied walnuts, raspberries and gorgonzola, dressed with a raspberry saison vinaigrette
Paired with For My Valentine Raspberry Saison

2nd Course
Carrot, Ginger & Curry Soup
Paired with Biere De Mars


3rd Course
Chicken “Osso Bucco” over field greens with a amber ale sauce
Paired with Cask Conditioned Fat Tire Amber Ale

4th Course
Cocoa and Chile Barbecued Pork Ribs
With garlic mashed potatoes and roasted corn and peppers
Paired with Cocoa Mole Chocolate Chile Ale

5th Course
Chocolate and Bacon Cake Batter Brownie a la Mode
Paired with 2012 La Folie Sour Brown Ale